Sorry for the short notice, but regular readers will be familiar with the wonderful Lou Sorkin, of the American Museum of Natural History. We’re pleased to share an invitation to an exciting event this week: Forensic Entomology and Bed Bugs: Illustrated Lecture and Live Show and Tell with Louis Sorkin, Entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History Date: Tuesday, March 11 Time: 8:00 PM Place: Observatory Room, 543 Union St., Brooklyn, NY (Directions) Admission: $8 Presented by Morbid Anatomy (Also: Facebook invitation.) According to observatoryroom.org,
Tonight’s lecture will cover the basics of forensic entomology with a focus on bed bugs to explain the use of insects in the estimate of the postmortem interval and/or the beginning of insect invasion. Lou will explain the three forensic entomology disciplines, and also talk about bed bugs, the insect that no one really wants to be associated with, yet are unfortunately closely associated with human beings, their common host. Bed bug biology and behavior as well as feeding strategies will be covered, and live–and safely enclosed!–bedbugs will be on view.
Lou is a wealth of information on bed bugs and has some fascinating stories about forensic entomology. This looks certain to be an interesting evening. Check it out!